Ruth Ginsburg became a Supreme Court Justice more than 20 years ago - back in 1993 - and this is her very first book since that historical day. My Own Words is a powerful, insightful, engaging and inspirational collection of speeches/writings from a very strong, influential woman who's been a big advocate for women's rights and has a huge impact on law in general and on popular culture.
This is a pretty complex and overwhelming book (in a good way), and Ginsburg shares her own opinion on quite a wide range of topics and issues, such as the way the Supreme Court works, the gender equality in the United States, her being Jewish, et cetera, et cetera. This woman has always been a productive and effective public speaker and writer. And My Own Words is like the perfect collection of her best thoughts, speeches, and words.
Furthermore, the book also sheds some lights on the author's personal life, so, if you ever wanted to learn more about the woman rather than the Justice, this is your best chance to do that. You've got hundreds of interviews, countless quotes and then some. My Own Words is a fascinating biography, a once-in-a-lifetime peek into the life and work of one of the world's most influential women in the 21st century.
Told in her own words, this wonderful book is not only educational and profound, but it's also quite entertaining and you'll be captivated by the writing the moment you start reading it. It's safe to say that My Own Words will be an awesome gift to an intelligent young man and/or woman you know. Let the kids know their heroes from an early age so that one day they can be just as great!